SoftSide Magazine Issue 61 (Guide to Games) (January 1984). ENTERTAINMENT TOMORROW The Futurephone: A Broader View: Part III (The size of the futurephone will play a large part in altering the way you use this homely tool. You may have to choose between the inconvenience of a large device in every room, or the convenience of a handset without full function.) - Allen L. Wold, THE WORLD CONNECTION WarGames and the World Connection (Though the WarGames film has a few plot holes, computer break-ins and related capers are too common to ignore. Learn what's happening to curb abuse of computer technology.) - Tim Knight, HOW VIDEO GAMES AFFECT PLAYERS (Do video games increase the level of hostility in players? Do they promote useful skills? Are video games more harmful than TV? Previously, the answers to these questions have been based on speculation, but pioneering scientific research has provided some surprising answers.) - Peter J. Favaro Ph.D., INTERACTIVE VIDEODISCS: Entertainment for the Eighties (Interactive videodiscs provide a new entertainment and educational medium with capabilities never before possible. Solve a murder mystery by interviewing suspects, or searching rooms. Learn to cook like a French chef. Entertain the kids for hours on end with interactive games.) - Randall L. Kottwitz, COMPUTER FURNITURE (Plagued by headaches, bleary eyes or an aching back after a session at the computer? Most of it could be the result of poor posture and uncomfortable furniture. Human-engineered furniture can help.) - Steve Birchall, COMPUTERS AND CULTURE: A Conference "Wit No Cultcha" (Creating a machine with artificial intelligence is an area of intense competition, and at leads to heated discussions on what constitutes intelligence. At this conference, scientists seemed intent on doing battle, rather than comparing notes.) - Peter J. Favaro, COMPUTERS AND CULTURE (In another response to the same conference, Arthur Fink expresses his disappointment that the social and philosophical issues, which were the announced topics, were ignored.) - Arthur Fink, SYSTEM PARANOIA (If you're worried about how computers are taking over, if you've always wanted to be the controller instead of the controll-ee, here are a few tongue-in-cheek tips on how your computer can help you create the climate.) - Harvey Bojarsky, FINANCIAL OPERATING SYSTEM: Retire A Millionaire (Learn how to set up your own IRA and maximize the investment return on it.) - J. M. Keynes, Review of WITNESS (Experience the flavor of the 30's, as you solve the mystery in the second release of the Infocom Mystery Series.) - James V. Trunzo, CALC/SIDE: The VisiCalc Spreadsheet Comes Home / The Calc Utilities Disk - Use It Any Time (Create a VisiCalc utilities disk filled with templates, modules of models, formats and formulae, to save precious calc-time.) - David Peters, SOFTWARE AGENTS (Literary agents and software authors are discovering each other. Learn how this will affect the marketing and distribution of software - and the price.) - Gary M. Kaplan, Editorial, Input, Output, The Data Stack, New Products, The Sides of SoftSide, Hints & Enhancements, Bugs, Worms & Other Undesirables, MicroLog, Machine Head, Market/Side, Advertiser's Index, Review of Neutral Zone (Commodore) - Sharon Zardetto Aker, Review of Space Sentinel (Commodore) - Sharon Zardetto Aker, Review of Clash (S-80) - Marke E. Renne, Review of Desert Peril and Devil's Tower (S-80) - Mark E. Renne, Review of Pentapus (Apple) - Jeff Hurlburt, Review of Police Artist (Apple) - Jeff Hurlburt, Review of Thunderbombs (Apple) - Jeff Hurlburt, Review of Crime Wave (Apple) - Jeff Hurlburt, Review of Laser Bounce (Apple) - Cary W. Bradley, Review of Shuttle Intercept (Apple) - Cary W. Bradley, Review of Kamikaze (Apple) - Cary W. Bradley, Review of Axis Assassin (Apple) - Cary W. Bradley, Review of Hard Hat Mack (Apple) - Cary W. Bradley, Review of Spectre (Apple) - Jeff Hurlburt, Review of Space Strike (PC) - Robert C. Gray, Review of Big Top (PC) - Kenneth Nichols, Review of Galaxy Master (PC) - Robert C. Gray, Review of Master Miner (PC) - Kenneth Nichols, Review of Home Computer Major League Baseball (PC) - Jordan Gold, Review of Zaxxon (Atari) - Grep Kopp, Review of Preppie II (Atari) - Carl M. Firman, Review of Donkey Kong (Atari) - Carl M. Firman, Review of Mule (Atari) - David Plotkin, Review of Archon (Atari) - James V. Trunzo, Review of A.E. (Atari) - David Plotkins, Review of David's Midnight Magic (Atari) - Richard Herring, Review of Software For A Song (Atari) - David Plotkin, Review of A Full Broadside From Synapse Software (Atari) - David Plotkin, SOFTSIDE SELECTIONS (Software for Your Personal Computer!) - Between pages 42 & 43, Cover illustration by William A. Giese.